Raai – 1
There’s so much to be said for the beginning of a tune being badass, how could that ever not be a good thing? In ‘1’, Russian artist Raai achieves an unusual level of badass with a pulsing monster of a bass line that is so smooth I was almost compelled to immediately suit up when hearing it for the first time.
Of course, the real business starts with the beat. ‘1’ gets underway off with little more than a forceful kick, but soon swings away with a snare of wicked clapiness (my word) and finds real groove with a set of hats that are deliciously behind the beat. The smooth pads are beautifully composed, offering a melancholic atmosphere while the arpeggiated stabs complement the aforementioned badass bass line to add a sense of momentum.
This is an impressive piece of music, expertly produced with a clarity and sharpness that is very difficult to achieve (trust me!). I know absolutely nothing about the artist except that he has a Soundcloud page. I would love to hear more, so if anyone has any more information, let us know in the comments section or contact us.